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  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 2 days ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 2 days ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 3 days ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 3 days ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 3 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 3 days ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 3 days ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 3 days ago
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The Dark Horse
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015
Two weeks from the Kentucky Derby, the Dark Horse took a deep dive into some Kentucky Derby data to see if there are any historical trends which might help on Derby day!
Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Dark Horse is back and he is jumping into the world's richest race card head first.
Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014
Is handicapping and picking winners/making money at the races more difficult than before?
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Local favorite The Pizza Man defeated the European horses and scored in the 2014 edition of the American St. Leger on Arlington Park’s Million Day!
Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014
Adelaide and Tourist headline, but the 2014 Secretariat Stakes is more than just a two-horse race.
Posted Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Sweet home Chicago! Last weekend I, along with my dark clipboard, made a triumphant return to Chicago and of course Arlington Park! However that’s only part of the story…
Posted Sunday, July 20, 2014
This week’s DARK REPORT consists of a shake, a conspiracy, extreme racing, a show down, a surgery, a couple of impressive fillies, and a new couple!
Posted Sunday, July 13, 2014
This week’s dark report contains a fee, a princess, a filly, a correct answer, a philosophy, a rake, and a pick four!
Posted Sunday, July 06, 2014
What a week of racing it has been! I’ve got a bunch of tidbits for all of you in this week’s DARK REPORT! We have an interview, a payoff, a brief analysis, a recovery, two new stakes races, a sprint, and a belief.
Posted Thursday, July 03, 2014
Hockey star, and now NBC horse racing broadcaster, Eddie Olczyk goes one-on-one with the Dark Horse.
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Greetings and welcome to my "dark" blog!  I have been a fan of horse racing since I was about 12 years old.  Growing up in Minnesota, my dad would take me and my brothers to Canterbury Downs and I would practically beg to go every weekend!!  I made my first "big" score there hitting the win, place, and exacta in the same race at age 14 (pulled in $84 with horses named Railroad Red and Racers Dream!).  I even had a poster in my bedroom of Lost Code winning the 1987 St. Paul Derby!
 
While finishing school in Chicago, I spent every possible moment at Arlington Park with my dad.  We took the time to develop computer programs (on the ever popular Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS) to try to find patterns and handicap races more accurately.  My dad taught me a lot about handicapping races, paying particular attention to class moves!

Since then, I have become more involved with horse racing each passing year through a variety of different media-based roles. Once deemed the "second best racing ambassador in Chicago" (hey I've been called worse), 
I now reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA and will be covering many different aspects of racing - in my unpredictable DARK HORSE STYLE!  
 
My favorite tracks are:
Arlington
Canterbury
Del Mar
Gulfstream
Hawthorne
Keeneland
Woodbine
 
Some of my all-time favorite horses include: 
 
Feel free to contact me anytime and I will respond! 
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Saturday Morning Radio Program: Click Here
My Main Web Page: Click Here
Speaking on Derek Simon's Show: Click Here
First time hosting radio - Hour 1: Click Here
First time hosting radio - Hour 2: Click Here
Second time hosting - Hour 1: Click Here
Second time hosting - Hour 2: Click Here
With Derek Simon again: Click Here

Here are some of my racing photo albums!

And here are all of the tracks I have visited in person!

 
This blog is eternally dedicated to the memory of Tim "Tiznow" Reynolds.
 

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